ADDED ON: 08/17/2020

Ancient Viking warrior given a hero’s burial may have actually been ‘transgender, non-binary or gender fluid’

08/16/2020 | Pink News

Three years ago, the ornately dressed remains of a high-status Viking warrior from the mid-900s were discovered alongside swords, spears and two slaughtered horses in Birka, Sweden. Following studies, it was assumed that the remains of the Viking warrior were those of a female – a finding that threw into question a once commonly-accepted view that Vikings ascribed to traditional gender roles. Now, three years on, scholars are questioning whether the remains could actually have been those of a trans, non-binary or gender fluid person, The Sunday Times reports. Neil Price, a professor of archaeology at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, claimed in his new book The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings that the remains might have been “transgender, non-binary or gender fluid”.


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